A new property owner's regular secured tax bill is sent to the previous owner because the Tax Collector's Office is unaware the property has been sold. Regardless of the reason, if you do not receive a secured property tax bill by November 10th, contact this office at (925)957-5280 and our automated answering system will help you with your request.
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The second installment of your property tax is due February 1 and is delinquent after 5:00 pm on April 10. After April 10, an additional 10% penalty is added to your second installment plus $20.
Supplemental tax bills do not replace the regular tax bill. Supplemental tax bills are not mailed to your mortgage company. They are not paid by funds in your impound account. If you receive a supplemental tax bill and have any questions about payment responsibility, please contact your mortgage company.+
It is strongly recommended that prior to applying for the Installment Plan of Redemption, you contact your lender/mortgage company to ensure they allow the payment plan to pay tax defaulted taxes.
Treasurer - Tax Collector625 Court Street, Suite 100Martinez, CA 94553
Ph: (925) 957-5280
Contra Costa CountyTreasurer - Tax CollectorAttn: Redemption DivisionP.O. Box 631Martinez, CA 94553
-A minimum payment of 20% of the total delinquent tax amount including penalty and interest charges (1.5% per month). Call our office to get the correct amount before sending payment.
-All subsequent taxes must be paid on or before April 10. If during the course of an installment plan the current taxes are not paid by April 10, the plan is in default.
You will receive once a year, an Installment Plan of Redemption statement indicating the minimum amount required for that installment payment.
Pay-off payments are accepted anytime before the fifth and before the final payment is due.
Please be aware that an Installment Plan of Redemption cannot be started after the property becomes Subject To Power To Sell. This occurs when the property has been delinquent for more than five years.
Example: If you have delinquent taxes from the 1997-98 tax year, as of July 1, 2003, you CANNOT participate in the installment plan. You must pay in full the amount of outstanding taxes to keep the property from being sold at the Public Auction that is scheduled for early 2004.